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Campbell, Archibald, 9th Earl of Argyll (1629-1685)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 205
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Campbell, Archibald, 9th Earl of Argyll (1629-1685)
Date(s): 1668
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: Single sheet
Name of creator(s): Campbell | Archibald | 1629-1685 | 9th Earl of Argyll
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Early in his adult life Campbell was appointed by Parliament to be Captain of His Majesty's Foot Guards. In 1658 he was imprisoned for not swearing to a renunciation of the Stuarts. After a further sentence was rescinded in 1662 he was restored his grandfather's title of Earl of Argyll and to his estate. In 1664 he gained a place on the Scottish Privy Council, although he was not too concerned with public affairs, turning his attention instead to raising the fallen estate of the family. He faced more controversy and sentencing after disagreements concerning civil servants and clergy having to declare firm adherence to the Protestant religion. Escaping prison Campbell went on to spend some considerable time in Holland. On hearing of the death of Charles he returned to Scotland to attempt an uprising. He was captured and executed on old sentences of false oaths and treason, being beheaded on 30th June 1685.


Scope and content/abstract:

Authorisation, 1668, to seize upon contraband Irish beef and other provisions, on the attempt being made to import them into Scotland.

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Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Catalogue of the manuscripts and autograph letters in the University Library compiled by Reginald Arthur Rye.

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Date(s) of descriptions:
2000-02-09 Joseph Gelfer, 2000-05-19 Sarah Smith

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